During a community building workshop over one evening and two days, the ultimate goal of the group is to become a ‘true community’
This level of development of the group — the state of community — requires authentic opening and connecting of the heart. It flows, equally, from an awareness and understanding of the self and of relations with others, particularly with the other participants in the workshop.
The aim of this experience is:
▪ To increase competence in relations between individuals and groups
▪ To grow in self-awareness
▪ To develop one’s capacity for personal choices with a view to serve a relationship or a group
In order that this may happen, it is essential that participants come to the workshop with a firm intention of recognising and facing their own truth.
If you are in therapy at present, participation should be discussed with your therapist as the experience may be demanding.
The participants learn to recognize key attitudes and techniques as well recognizing their own personal barriers to effective communication, and thus become aware of the characteristics of genuine community.
The facilitators, trained by FCE. support the group’s progress, as they use stories, periods of silence, and occasional feedback to stimulate constructive listening and self-awareness.
The experience may be intense, therefore, we suggest that you do not over-schedule your free time. You will probably need that time for rest, reflection, and integration of the experience.
While personal issues may be addressed, the event is not intended to result in their resolution.
The process is facilitated by some simple communication guidelines which will be introduced by the facilitators on the first evening of the workshop.